Constructed collage landscape, in situ

Janice-mcdonald-CL-tumbleFinally — a photo of the commissioned collage in place. I call it a constructed landscape because it's my somewhat cubist intrepretation of a landscape, made up of many disparate bits of paper—ranging from pieces of solid color to images of parts of a chandelier, and everything in between.My husband took this photo for me when he was in Breckenridge recently (thanks, Jim!) as I have yet to make the trip to see it installed. I've been told that the lighting is due for an upgrade and I hope that'll happen. The collage is located in a two story elevator/stair lobby and doesn't look nearly so big as it did at the framer's!By arrangement, I still hold the copyright to the image and plan to make some normal-sized prints of the triptych available for sale on my website soon. Stay tuned for more on that idea.

Collage finished and approved... hooray!

Jmcdonald.waterfalltriptychThe triptych collage was recently approved by the art consultant and interior designer. At left is a view of the finished original collage. Each panel measures one foot by one foot.Here's a link to the last photo taken while it was underway, in the kitchen — where I'd moved everything so I could walk around three sides to mull over the collage under strong light, and add the finishing touches.Lately I've been posting more process photos to my Facebook page so if that's a good way for you to view my work, I'd love it if you'd "like" me there too. Click here to go there! I appreciate your interest.  

Constructed collage landscape, in progress

Lately I've been working on a triptych commission -- a collage landscape for a resort lobby. I'm working on three panels, each 12 x 12." Assuming the collage is approved by the client this week, it will then be photographed, enlarged and reproduced onto three canvases, each 36 x 36." So the finished piece will be a 9 foot vertical expanse... really exciting to imagine! 

Here is an in-progress photo taken a week or so ago. At left are the three collage panels. (I've painted the edges black so that is why you see some black brush marks on the surface, which will be covered with paper when complete.) At right are several trays of greens, blues, and potential stone colors that I collected in advance to consider for this project.

At the time of this photo I'd just set up the table for a fresh work session... most of the time there were quite a few scraps under consideration laying all over that pristine looking kraft paper! Once the college is approved, I'll post some finished photos.